Friday, 14 March 2014

Baby Outfits for Sunny Days

The weather is finally beginning to warm up, and one thing I have been looking forward to all winter is seeing my daughter's chubby arms and legs out again in the sun! 

I've picked up a few really cute outfits for the warmer weather recently, mainly from eBay, but also from local charity shops. I previously wrote about all the holiday bargains I snapped up for Heather here but here are some other recent purchases... 

My favourite buy was the pair of yellow dungarees, which I found for 50p in a charity shop "bargain bin". 

These amazing yellow dungarees are great with just a T-shirt underneath!
Tea dress- chubby arms and legs!
The rest of these adorable dresses were all sourced from eBay, for 99p each plus P&P. This normally works out to a total of around £3 a dress! 
Pink summer dress with cherry blossoms
Next tartan pinafore dress
Floral summer dress
Ladybird broderie anglaise style dress 
Lovely ruffles on the tea dress
One thing I will need to invest in brand new is baby vests- this is one item that I can't get on board with second-hand. I find that they do not keep well, turning grey and normally sporting an indelible stain or two after a couple of weeks. I have tried lots of brands of vest, from extremely inexpensive Aldi ones to the more premium Gap label- I found this one half price in the sale. I found that the Aldi vests were very thin, and shrunk fairly dramatically in the wash. The Gap vest wore very well, and I actually passed this on to my sister once Heather had outgrown it as it had stayed in such good condition. However, I probably couldn't justify spending around £10 to buy it full-price. A good compromise is the Next label- vests from Next generally wear and wash well, and are surprisingly affordable too. This pack of 4 girls' vests is only £8.50 (about £2.12 a vest!)  and it comes in boys' colours too! 
Girls' vests: £8.50 for 4
Boys' vests: £8.50 for 4

I will also have another set of little fingers and toes to play with this summer, when my new baby arrives in July. While I will re-use most of the "expensive" new baby items like the pram, crib and car seat, I have no suitable newborn clothes- Heather was a winter baby, so most of her old things will be far too cosy. Another excuse to go thrift shopping I think... eBay, here I come! 

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  1. You have a great 'eye' for these things and have picked up some lovely items but of course the most gorgeous part of this post is Heather, I just love those curls!

  2. Thank you very much for visiting Josie, and for your lovely comment- I obviously can't hear that enough! Her hair is crazy though, I'm sure she won't thank me for it as she gets older.

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  3. These are nice! thanks for sharing the post.

  4. Thanks, Creative Mind! Love a weather change as an excuse to go thrift shopping!